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Politics, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Arlington, TX, United States
The study of politics encompasses the moral foundations and practical applications of law and justice, the dynamics of elections and the workings of the U.S. Congress and Presidency, the causes of international conflict and cooperation, and the workings of governments and social movements around the world. 

Overview

Politics students at Marymount combine coursework and independent research with site visits and internships at the many government offices, international organizations, and think tanks in the Washington DC area, as well as study abroad programs. Students graduating with politics degrees have gone on to work for elected officials, on campaigns, for government offices, and at think tanks in Washington and throughout the world. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Rolling admission for national students, but it is advised that they apply before the 1st of March.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • International Relations 
  • Comparative Politics 
  • Western Political Concepts 
  • Research and Writing 
  • American Policy Process 
  • American Constitutional Law 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.6

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.6 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completed Application with the $40 application fee. 
  • Certified official, original transcripts showing all courses and grades for each year of high school. Transcripts not in English must be sent in the native language with a certified English translation.
  • If applicable, include official results and certificates of completion from national secondary school examinations such as GCSE/GCE, CBSE, CXC/CSEC and WAEC.
  • Letter of Recommendation from your school principal, teacher, or academic adviser. This letter must be written in or translated to English.
  • Students who have a high school GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale do not need to submit their SAT or ACT scores for admissions consideration.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29950 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    29950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29950 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Arlington

  • 983 - 1450 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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